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Update: :(

 

I now have two in my left kidney. They are big! 9-10mm and they won't pass by themselves so, as of right now, we hope that they stay still and after birth, i will probably need surgery to get rid of them. I'm hoping that with pain management we can wait until birth. I'm not sure what they will do if the stones creates an infection or kidney failure. I really don't want it to get to that point.All my paperwork from the past 2 days at the Er are being send to an urologist and hopefully they will call me asap and tell me what could be our game plan .


Yikes!! I hope you can figure it out. I don't know what's big and small in relation to kidney stones. How far do you have left to go?
 

 

 

A kidney stone under 5mm has a good chance of passing thru. It may hurt badly but they pass, Any stone that is 5mm to 8mm there is only a slight chance of them passing and it hurts lots. They may need do to a procedure. Now anything from 9mm and over needs surgery of some kind. Mine are 9-10mm so I will need surgery at some point. If they don't move until after birth, then I can get them remove without worrying too much about my baby and the effects of surgery. I will even be able to nurse before and right after surgery.

 

Here's a link that expalin it better than me. :)

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/455830-overview 

 

I'm 30wks pg, so 10wks give or take a few wks.

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Hello Ladies!  We had a nice, quiet and relaxing holiday over here, so much so that I never got out of my pajamas, and we ate leftovers for dinner!  Kids were happy with their "big" presents - DD got a bow with arrows and a target to shoot at, and DS got a sand and water table.  Both woke up at 5 am, but as their stockings were in their rooms, they got up and opened the presents in their stockings together, played with the stuff they got, and didn't get us out of bed until 7 am, yay!  But needless to day, DS went down for a nap around 11 and didn't get up until about 3!  And given DS went down for a nap, and as the weather was gorgeous on Christmas, we spent a few hours outside in the backyard (yes, I went outside in my pj's!) and enjoyed the weather while my DD (and *ahem* DH) shot off arrows.  Great day all around, I must say.  And finally tonight, we ate our Christmas dinner - and I made a pretty good dish of GF/DF scalloped potatoes (of course I'm the only one who really liked it - my DH said they were "okay", my DD didn't like them, and DS said they were yummy but them promptly smooshed them in his hands instead of eating them).

 

Add us to the list of cyber sick, although pretty mild - DS and I have a mild cold, but have been using cell salts pretty successfully to help the process along.

 

And what present did I get that was my "favorite"?  That would be have 2+ days of  (mostly) an even keeled, happy go lucky DD - she has been a lot of fun to be around and do stuff with!  And that hasn't happened since, well...not really ever.  The changes we have made diet and supps wise really feel like they have been worth it, if these results continue!

 

Sandrine, I'm so sorry that you having to deal with painful kidney stones.  My BIL just went through that, and after both laser treatment and surgery, he is feeling better.  I hope you are able to manage to hold any procedure off until after you give birth, while being able to manage the pain sufficiently.

 

CS, I had what I thought was ezcema, but my ND said it look like psorasis, on my elbows for about 2+ months.  Not sure what I did to have it go away, but I don't have it any more.  I did up my zinc and selenium, and was already taking EFAs, but don't know that any of those are the reason that it went away.  But the healing could be related to me starting Wobenzym (I know, enzymes, so not your thing!hide.gif ).  Not that any of this rambling helps you in the least.   But I did want you to know that I know that it sucks bigtime!  I used to get it in the wintertime a lot when I was in my teens living in upstate NY, but hadn't really had it since, until this fall.  I DO have this small patch of dry skin on my back, right below my bra line.  REEEAAALLLLLYYYY annoying, as I can't really scratch it well myself!!!!!

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Becky, you sound like you had a pretty good holiday! I stayed in my pjs for 2 days with the blizzard here. Out of curiosity, where in upstate NY did you grow up?

 

If anyone is wondering about Sierra Mist Natural, it's cane sugar (not beet) and the citric acid is corn derived, which I figured. Now since DS, DD2 and I have all been fine with it, do I just stick with citric acid for a while, or do I move to something else like dextrose, maltodextrin, or corn tortillas or tortilla chips (which I really miss)?

 

DD2 burned her hand on the woodstove yesterday dressing for outdoor play (didn't tell me until she came in, and immediately put cold water on it then ice. Ended up giving her Motrin so she'd sleep because she said it hurt so much. Put on aloe before bed, and let her keep her hand on the ice pack until she fell asleep. She came into bed with me around 2am, and she asked for a newer ice pack, so it must have really been bothering her. It started blistering right before bed (after a few hours), and I put more aloe on it this morning. Then she tried to open the rice container (not Tupperware but some kind of plastic) with her mouth (don't ask why, she's 5) and got her lip caught in it. So she came to me crying with the container stuck to her lip. Poor kid. They're back out in the snow. It's supposed to rain on new year's so it'll be gone soon. Still windy and about 25F so I'm not going out there except with the dog. I want to bake today but I'm out of yeast... maybe chocolate chip cookies?

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Sandrine, can't they shatter them into smaller pieces using sound waves?

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Sandrine, can't they shatter them into smaller pieces using sound waves?



They could if I wasn't pregnant. :( That's the biggest hurdle. They can't do much until after the baby is born. Hopefully the pain meds works and it helps until I give birth. Then they could do that or go and retrieve them. That's a simple surgery and I can still nurse before and after. Also hopefully the stones don't move and cause damage.

 

i'm still waiting to hear from the urologist.

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Becky, you sound like you had a pretty good holiday! I stayed in my pjs for 2 days with the blizzard here. Out of curiosity, where in upstate NY did you grow up?

 

 

Well, the area I grew up may not be what some consider to be the "official" upstate (some consider the more northeastern part of NY to be that?), I lived closer to western NY, between Rochester and Syracuse (about 35-45 minutes from either city), near Lake Ontario, for the first 18 years of my life.  And man, the snow that the East Coast/New York/New England area has received recently - I DON'T MISS IT AT ALL!!!!!duck.gif    Although our warm, really nice weather is ending today - we are going to get a bunch of wind/rain/even a little flake or two, followed by cold weather, with maybe hard freezes a couple of nights *cold, shivering smiley*

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Well, the area I grew up may not be what some consider to be the "official" upstate (some consider the more northeastern part of NY to be that?), I lived closer to western NY, between Rochester and Syracuse (about 35-45 minutes from either city), near Lake Ontario, for the first 18 years of my life.  And man, the snow that the East Coast/New York/New England area has received recently - I DON'T MISS IT AT ALL!!!!!duck.gif    Although our warm, really nice weather is ending today - we are going to get a bunch of wind/rain/even a little flake or two, followed by cold weather, with maybe hard freezes a couple of nights *cold, shivering smiley*



Technically anything north of NYC is considered upstate, which I don't really think is right. I mean Brewster, Poughkeepsie, any of those suburbs of the city, are still downstate to me. Rochester and Syracuse usually get a LOT of snow (my mother and step-sister both went there for college) and I had friends in Rochester for a while. I have one brother who moved to CA and one to FL, so you can see how much my family liked the New England weather.

 

I'm making chocolate chip cookies. I didn't write any baking powder in the recipe, which seems strange, so I added some. I wish I could check my blog and see what it was when I put it up there. I'm still getting a quote on someone in the business fixing mine.

 

I have chicken breasts and no idea what to make for dinner... any ideas? I'm mirabella-ed and marsala-ed out.

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Well, the area I grew up may not be what some consider to be the "official" upstate (some consider the more northeastern part of NY to be that?), I lived closer to western NY, between Rochester and Syracuse (about 35-45 minutes from either city), near Lake Ontario, for the first 18 years of my life.  And man, the snow that the East Coast/New York/New England area has received recently - I DON'T MISS IT AT ALL!!!!!duck.gif    Although our warm, really nice weather is ending today - we are going to get a bunch of wind/rain/even a little flake or two, followed by cold weather, with maybe hard freezes a couple of nights *cold, shivering smiley*



Technically anything north of NYC is considered upstate, which I don't really think is right. I mean Brewster, Poughkeepsie, any of those suburbs of the city, are still downstate to me. Rochester and Syracuse usually get a LOT of snow (my mother and step-sister both went there for college) and I had friends in Rochester for a while. I have one brother who moved to CA and one to FL, so you can see how much my family liked the New England weather.

 

I'm making chocolate chip cookies. I didn't write any baking powder in the recipe, which seems strange, so I added some. I wish I could check my blog and see what it was when I put it up there. I'm still getting a quote on someone in the business fixing mine.

 

I have chicken breasts and no idea what to make for dinner... any ideas? I'm mirabella-ed and marsala-ed out.



I know that whenever I said I was from upstate,and then telling them where more specifically I was from, I sometimes got a funny look like I didn't know where upstate really WAS!  I remember getting lots of snow when I was growing up.  Then I moved away to MD for college (away from lots of snow), then to WA (even farther away from lots of snow, but lots of RAIN), then on to AZ (where there is virtually no snow, and the rain is infrequent, but often comes down like cats and dogs).  We went back to NY/MD for Christmas a couple of years ago, and it snowed a lot when we were in NY - my DD was in heaven, and was out playing in it as often as she could get away with.

 

As far as ideas for dinner with chicken - how 'bout nuggets?  The chicken nuggets recipe you posted here a while ago has become a big favorite in my house!  yummy.gif

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I was thinking about doing the nuggets again, but I just did them last week. Either way, I have to make something different for DS, unless I decide to test him on chicken... nah.  I guess he'll get leftover cassoulet. I'm running low on veggies so I can't do a stirfry. And yesterday was rice day anyway. I really want pasta, but again, rice day was yesterday, and DS isn't a big fan of us having lots of rice when he can't have it.

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I was thinking about doing the nuggets again, but I just did them last week. Either way, I have to make something different for DS, unless I decide to test him on chicken... nah.  I guess he'll get leftover cassoulet. I'm running low on veggies so I can't do a stirfry. And yesterday was rice day anyway. I really want pasta, but again, rice day was yesterday, and DS isn't a big fan of us having lots of rice when he can't have it.



Geez, I really don't envy you, but I know whatever you do, it'll be yummy!  GL!  Don't know what we are having for dinner tonight either, but you have to decide sooner.

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A friend of mine locally is having a tough time since her third child's birth a few weeks ago--the one I mentioned with very, very fast labors.  She's sick again, recovering slowly, and since she lives 40 minutes away, I can't just pop over quickly, though we've been over a couple times for longer visits.  She asked me for supplement recs, she's feeling nutritionally drained, and I feel surprisingly helpless.  I know things that are likely good for her, but will they stop her cycle of getting sick?  I don't know.  She has health stuff like mine and not a huge budget to work with.  Zinc, D, maybe B12?  And at least a basic multi.  Thoughts?  She has bioplasma and tonic E. 

 

And DS is seeming a bit loud and sometimes angry--is it a 4-year old thing, a restless/not enough running around outside 4-year old thing, or something else?  I really don't know--our rhythm is weird in December in general and I've had times when my energy's been really low (though my body temp today is 98.2 so that's not too shabby), so, well, we'll just plod on through the winter.  And we've had a lot of sugar lately, which could play in in a few ways. 

 

About half the books I put on my list (the one I gave to DH that included URLs and prices) were about meditation and intentional living and parenting... not exactly easy reading, but I think I'm at a good point for it. 

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A friend of mine locally is having a tough time since her third child's birth a few weeks ago--the one I mentioned with very, very fast labors.  She's sick again, recovering slowly, and since she lives 40 minutes away, I can't just pop over quickly, though we've been over a couple times for longer visits.  She asked me for supplement recs, she's feeling nutritionally drained, and I feel surprisingly helpless.  I know things that are likely good for her, but will they stop her cycle of getting sick?  I don't know.  She has health stuff like mine and not a huge budget to work with.  Zinc, D, maybe B12?  And at least a basic multi.  Thoughts?  She has bioplasma and tonic E. 

 

What comes to mind first for me is folate and iron.  And vitamin A.

 

And DS is seeming a bit loud and sometimes angry--is it a 4-year old thing, a restless/not enough running around outside 4-year old thing, or something else?  I really don't know--our rhythm is weird in December in general and I've had times when my energy's been really low (though my body temp today is 98.2 so that's not too shabby), so, well, we'll just plod on through the winter.  And we've had a lot of sugar lately, which could play in in a few ways. 

 

Dunno.  But the day my temp is up to anywhere near 98.2, I'm going to be in shock.

 

About half the books I put on my list (the one I gave to DH that included URLs and prices) were about meditation and intentional living and parenting... not exactly easy reading, but I think I'm at a good point for it. 

Sounds like a great place to be.  I want to be there.  Intentional living and parenting is where I left off before the allergy stuff, and is where I bounce back to when I need a break but have some mental energy.  Soon.  With the pH discovery and me getting my good mood back, soon I'll have energy, be caught up on the house, be able to be there for the kids, and THEN I'll have some me time for reading like that.  Funny, my default when I can't do anything else is to focus on me, but that's out of necessity for survival.  Focusing on me for the sake of me is waaaaaay down the list.
 

Just ordered all the cell salts.  My this allergy path has so many surprises!

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A friend of mine locally is having a tough time since her third child's birth a few weeks ago--the one I mentioned with very, very fast labors.  She's sick again, recovering slowly, and since she lives 40 minutes away, I can't just pop over quickly, though we've been over a couple times for longer visits.  She asked me for supplement recs, she's feeling nutritionally drained, and I feel surprisingly helpless.  I know things that are likely good for her, but will they stop her cycle of getting sick?  I don't know.  She has health stuff like mine and not a huge budget to work with.  Zinc, D, maybe B12?  And at least a basic multi.  Thoughts?  She has bioplasma and tonic E. 

 

And DS is seeming a bit loud and sometimes angry--is it a 4-year old thing, a restless/not enough running around outside 4-year old thing, or something else?  I really don't know--our rhythm is weird in December in general and I've had times when my energy's been really low (though my body temp today is 98.2 so that's not too shabby), so, well, we'll just plod on through the winter.  And we've had a lot of sugar lately, which could play in in a few ways. 

 

About half the books I put on my list (the one I gave to DH that included URLs and prices) were about meditation and intentional living and parenting... not exactly easy reading, but I think I'm at a good point for it. 


It's hard for me to read non-fiction; it slows me down because I have to think!! Though I just read a good one about homeopathy and essential oils.

I would recommend bone broth. It's nutritionally dense, easy to make, and easy to have a cup of it every day. Would she do liver?
 

Dinner: Combined and changed (a little) a couple of Julia Child's recipes. Chicken poached in white wine (that I opened last night for the cassoulet) and chicken broth, with onions, carrots, and broccoli (was supposed to be leeks and celery, but I didn't have either of those so I subbed broccoli). I made quinoa (that was a medium intolerance for both kids, they haven't had it in 2.5 years so we'll see how that is; DD2 didn't like it; DS had 3 helpings). So then there was this boulibasse recipe with aioli, but I used the broth from the poached chicken instead of the boulibasse which had tomatoes and other stuff in it. So after you're done poaching the chicken, you empty out all the broth stuff. The aoili: egg yolk, garlic, wine vinegar, olive oil and bread crumbs (I used some of the safe stuff I made the other day; didn't have a mortar and pestle, so I used a bowl and the end of the ice cream scoop!!). Make that into mayo, then add a cup of the wine/broth a little at a time whipping the whole time. Then put that back in with the chicken and heat slowly to thicken (but not to curdle). Holy cow. Yum. Yum. Yum. DD1 liked the sauce but not the chicken, DD2 didn't like it at all. DS couldn't have it; so he had leftover cassoulet. And I had two heaping helpings, and I might be hungry again by the time DH gets home from work so I can have some more. Seriously rich yummy sauce. I'm sure it's a million calories, and doesn't work for egg-allergy people, but it's good for gluten, dairy, soy, corn free people! Can you tell that I'm excited about this one, and don't even care that my kids didn't like it? More for me!! And I made chocolate chip cookies today and probably had too many but I needed a boost of energy after cleaning the kids rooms and vacuuming.

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For those not on FB, just a quick post to say been busy irl. Sorry to those ill. Wishing you all well. Hoping the next 10 weeks or so fly by, Sandrine.

SIL couldn't make it for supper. Boo

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Dinner: Combined and changed (a little) a couple of Julia Child's recipes. Chicken poached in white wine (that I opened last night for the cassoulet) and chicken broth, with onions, carrots, and broccoli (was supposed to be leeks and celery, but I didn't have either of those so I subbed broccoli). I made quinoa (that was a medium intolerance for both kids, they haven't had it in 2.5 years so we'll see how that is; DD2 didn't like it; DS had 3 helpings). So then there was this boulibasse recipe with aioli, but I used the broth from the poached chicken instead of the boulibasse which had tomatoes and other stuff in it. So after you're done poaching the chicken, you empty out all the broth stuff. The aoili: egg yolk, garlic, wine vinegar, olive oil and bread crumbs (I used some of the safe stuff I made the other day; didn't have a mortar and pestle, so I used a bowl and the end of the ice cream scoop!!). Make that into mayo, then add a cup of the wine/broth a little at a time whipping the whole time. Then put that back in with the chicken and heat slowly to thicken (but not to curdle). Holy cow. Yum. Yum. Yum. DD1 liked the sauce but not the chicken, DD2 didn't like it at all. DS couldn't have it; so he had leftover cassoulet. And I had two heaping helpings, and I might be hungry again by the time DH gets home from work so I can have some more. Seriously rich yummy sauce. I'm sure it's a million calories, and doesn't work for egg-allergy people, but it's good for gluten, dairy, soy, corn free people! Can you tell that I'm excited about this one, and don't even care that my kids didn't like it? More for me!! And I made chocolate chip cookies today and probably had too many but I needed a boost of energy after cleaning the kids rooms and vacuuming.


I'm drooling and feeling exhausted at the same time!  Sounds delicious.

 

So, we made sugar cookie dough with egg and we've all had a few cookies over the last few days, and no noticible effects.  Haven't given the kids straight up eggs, because DS has had a cold.  Might make eggs tomorrow (but wait, I wanted to make english muffins first so I/we could have egg, ham and daiya cheese sandwiches.  What to do...what to do....  Now I'm drooling again....
 

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The test (intolerance test) that was on sale, someone mentioned it and I think linked it... who was that?  What was the test?  I wanted to mention it to HeatherB in her thread. 

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I mentioned the Meridian Valley Labs test- it's not on sale, but cheaper than most and they have a home test kit now (they didn't use to.) Is that the one you're talking about?
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I want to guess Deb or deditus, but I'm not sure.

We had a fantastic, relaxing day with dh home and not seeing family. A much needed break - almost all of the laundry is now clean and put away, the nasty mess behind the high chair is cleaned up, and... It feels like we were so much more productive than that. It was a LOT of laundry. lol.gif

I was suspecting cane sugar, then feeling better by addressing the pH stuff, and so ate chocolate chips today. Sugar is back on the strong suspect list, darn. At her birthday party, dd had normal ice cream (dairy and soy lecithin) and no clear reaction. Yesterday, she had some of the chocolate bars I got dh for Christmas (cream, soy, corn syrup) and today she's been complaining of a tummy ache and has had bad poop. It sure would be nice to have her on dairy, but she keeps saying she doesn't like it. When I'm around. If I'm not there, she's much more adventurous about trying different stuff. But so far, no noticeable clear reaction to dairy on the various occasions she's had it. I'm kind of worried about hidden, subtle reactions, but at the same time, dairy seems like such a nutritious food that if it's only doing slight harm, I'd much rather have her eating things like cheese than the fake stuff. I like obvious. Clarity is good. It'd be nice to get clear without super intense, though.
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I mentioned the Meridian Valley Labs test- it's not on sale, but cheaper than most and they have a home test kit now (they didn't use to.) Is that the one you're talking about?


Yes, that was it.  love.gif  I knew something seemed cool--the price seemed reasonable and that at-home-ness seemed great.

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DS and DD2 passed the quinoa trial last night. At least DS liked it (3 helpings). I'm turning the leftover into tabboule. DD2 didn't like it but it means I can add quinoa flour too (so she wouldn't notice). It's higher protein than a lot of things, right?

 

I just noticed that I have nettles (liquid) in my closet. What is that supposed to be used for? DS and I go to the osteo today. I need it. I haven't been since October.

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